Overview

Wildcat “Wildy” Jackson and her sister Jane arrive in Centavo City with big dreams of striking it rich in the oil business. Though Wildy has neither land nor know-how, she convinces Joe Dynamite, a crew foreman, to help her prospect. Joe doubts they'll ever find oil, but Wildy persists. After several adventures and a turbulent romance, Wildy and Joe ultimately prevail, and a gusher explodes over their triumphant finale. The score (the Broadway debut of Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh) includes the showstopper "Hey, Look Me Over."

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Details

  • Genre: Period, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI, Wild West
  • Cast Attributes: Expandable casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

N. Richard Nash

N. Richard Nash (1913-2000) wrote with distinction for the theatre, television, film, poetry and fiction. He is best known for The Rainmaker, which has been translated into nearly 40 languages. Nash wrote the screenplay for Porgy and Bess and the libretti for The Happy Time a ...

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Carolyn Leigh

CAROLYN LEIGH left a legacy to her family and to the world. Her lyrics, co-written with composers of note are well known. Carolyn’s standard songs include “Young At Heart,” “The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Hey, Look Me Over,” “Witchcraft,” “Doodlin’ Song,” “It Amazes Me,” “Pass Me ...

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Cy Coleman

Cy Coleman (1929–2004) was born Seymour Kaufman in New York City to Eastern European Jewish parents, and was raised in the Bronx. A child prodigy, Coleman gave piano recitals at Steinway Hall, Town Hall and Carnegie Hall between the ages of six and nine. His educational backg ...

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